Category: Case Studies

Improving URRs in the Dialysis Unit

Tri-Counties Dialysis Center in Decatur, Ind., is a freestanding, for-profit hemodialysis facility operated by Everest Healthcare Services. The facility opened in the spring of 1996. The patient population consists primarily of elderly patients who live in the surrounding countryside and small towns of northeastern Indiana. The facility population has been

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Hemofiltration and double high flux dialysis: risks and benefits

Abstract Convective therapies such as hemofiltration, hemodiafiltration and double high flux dialysis have been shown to improve treatment delivered and treatment tolerance when compared to conventional dialysis therapies. The risk associated with these treatments is primarily in the quality of the substitution fluid. Technological advances now permit online-produced substitution fluid, thereby

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Improving Adequacy of Dialysis: Using In-Series Dialyzers

Joan Camarro Simard, Department Editor Case Study from the December 1999 issue of the ANNA Journal Hazel A. Dennison Patient Profile W.T., a 43-year-old male, began on hemodialysis in 1996 for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). His height was 5’10” and his weight was 330 lbs. He supported his wife and 3

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External Visual Indicator for Transducer Protectors

Philip Andrysiak, BS, MBA, CHT Recent incidents of blood contamination of the internal pressure monitoring lines have raised concerns with respect to cross-contamination and patient safety. The MPC-75 moves the redundant transducer protector from the inside of the machine to the outside where it can be visually inspected for primary

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